Scientist

Location
94520, Concord
Posted
Jun 15, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Initiates, directs and executes scientific studies for multiple projects.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Has independent ability to design, execute, and analyze data from experiments or studies.
  • Note trends and aberrations in data, identify problems and suggest/conduct experiments to determine root cause and develop solutions.
  • Develop, validate and implement new analytical methods and technologies for project advancement.
  • Act as principal investigator in designing, conducting and analyzing own experiments.
  • Reduce and analyze highly complex data and present it to maximize clarity and impact.
  • May participate on project teams providing contribution of ideas, developing of plans, execution of plans, and timely reporting of results.
  • Maintain laboratory notebooks.
  • Expected to maintain leading edge knowledge in primary field of expertise.
  • Maintains high level of professional expertise through familiarity with scientific literature and attendance at scientific meetings.
  • Write and submit abstracts to national and international conferences.
  • Present internally and at scientific conferences and contribute to scientific publications.
  • May supervise and provide guidance to other personnel.
  • Train and mentor temps, lab assistants, research associates, or assistant scientists.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications/Requirements/Skills:

  • Ph.D. in a biology-related discipline preferred with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience or MS/MA in a microbiology-related discipline with a minimum of 8 years relevant experience; BA/BS required with a minimum of 11 years relevant experience.
  • Postdoctoral may serve as experience.
  • Familiarity with GLP/GMP regulations & record keeping.
  • Proficient in writing reports, regulatory submissions and publications.
  • Ability to make decisions on the validity and importance of experimental results, the potential success or failure of activities within their area of expertise.
  • Expertise in flow techniques (FACS) required
  • Experience in fluorescence microscopy required.
  • Experience with platelet and plasma coagulation desirable
  • Working knowledge of blood bank practices desirable.
  • Demonstrated creativity in developing new methodology and techniques.
  • Expert knowledge of scientific principles and concepts.
  • Excellent mathematical skills, problem solving skills, and ability to apply scientific methods to resolution.
  • Solid experience with related computer software.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Flexible; ability to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Solid communication skills (verbal, written, interpersonal, listening).
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.